Walk To School Week

16 May 2017
National Walk To School Week 2017!

This week many of our academies are encouraging children and their parents or carers to swap four wheels for two feet and give walking a go this Walk to School Week (15 -19 May).

Walking to school is a brilliant way to get active and healthy. It’s also a great opportunity for children to learn vital road safety skills and make sure they’re alert and ready to learn at the start of a new day. Walk to School Week is part of national charity, Living Streets’, National Walking Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the benefits of walking – and the perfect time to give walking a go. This year Living Streets is urging everyone across the UK to #Try20 – that’s walk for at least 20 minutes each day.

Living Streets runs the national Walk to School campaign, and says parents who walk find the journey to school less stressful, their petrol bill goes down, their children perform better at school and that they and their children, feel healthier and fitter. Teachers even report that those pupils who walk to school are more attentive once they reach their desks. To find out more about Walk to School Week, click here.